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Reid Thompson wrote:
> M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> 
>> One other note: most Linux distros now include something called "mono".
>> I don't know the details, since I'm not a .NET person, but it is an open
>> source ".NET-like" platform of some sort.
> 
> http://www.mono-project.com/Start
> http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page
> 
> From http://www.mono-project.com/FAQ:_General
>  What is Monoexactly?
> 
> The Mono Project is an open development initiative sponsored by Novell
> to develop an open source, UNIX version of the Microsoft .NET
> development platform. Its objective is to enable UNIX developers to
> build and deploy cross-platform .NET Applications. The project
> implements various technologies developed by Microsoft that have now
> been submitted to the ECMA for standardization.
> 
> 
> Mono is also available for windows, Mac OS X, Sun Solaris, BSD -
> OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD
> 
> I've minimal experience with mono ( recently threw together a console
> app to communicate with PostgreSQL ) ( the resultant app is executable
> on both linux and windows ).  I've played around with the IDE's
> Monodevelop on linux and sharpdevelop on windows.
> 
> 
Thanks!! If my day job ever decides to make me a .NET developer, I'll
keep "mono" in mind. Till then, there's Gentoo. ;)
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